First Baptist Church gives lesson in relationships
Pastor Steve Newman reads a story on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, about one of the parishioners who received much help from the church community during a time of crisis.
“It’s a very family oriented church. There’s definitely a lot of
participation and people are very connected to one another.”
“What makes this place special? The fellowship, the camaraderie,
the friendliness, the openness — a lot of things drew me to this
church. I have the sense that I belong here from the time I walk in
the door to the time that I leave.”
“I was in the high school group for a long time and then the
college group. There is a lot of opportunity to do things outside
of the church.”
“The people in general make this church special. More
specifically, I was part of the high school group for three years
and the kids in there were inviting and fun. The staff is great,
and all the other regular attendees.”
- Ministries and community service highlights
- Partnerships with One-Eighty Teen Center Care Lodi, and the Grace and Mercy Charitable Foundation
- Missionary partnerships and ministries internationally in countries including Mexico, Tanzania, South Africa, India, and the Middle East.
- Free counseling services — volunteers are trained to lend an ear to people who need to talk
- Marriage counseling and mentoring
- Upward Sports program — A faith-based basketball league with more then 70 teams of children from kindergarten to sixth grade (soon to be available for grades 7 and 8.)
Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:50 pm
Updated: 7:14 am, Wed Aug 20, 2014.
As Pastor Steve Newman began his introduction to the subject of building supportive relationships with others, a man from First Baptist Church walked across the stage carrying a heavy box.
Newman was in the middle of discussing how people should serve one another, when he addressed the man telling him that he should have gotten someone to help carry the box.
Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:50 pm.
Updated: 7:14 am.
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